White Room: Sean McFarlandDecember 10, 2004–January 30, 2005 320 West 13th Street
Sean McFarland’s hallucinatory photographs are derived from his own images of the urban environment which he reassembles into three dimensional photographic collages that juxtapose geographically and architecturally unrelated aspects (e.g. a foreground image taken in one neighborhood might be combined with a middle ground image shot in another, which might be set against a skyscape from a third, etc.). McFarland subsequently photographs these three-dimensional tableaux to produce disorientating images where the city – invariably San Francisco or New York – becomes an uncanny model-like topography that is at once familiar and unfamiliar.
Sean McFarland lives and works in the Bay Area where his work has been included in group shows at Playspace, Adobe Books, and Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco. He had a solo exhibition at the Jack Hanley Gallery, San Fransisco in 2004. This is his first solo show in New York. McFarland graduated with a MFA from San Francisco’s California College of the Arts in 2004.